Graduate Study Room Guidelines

The Graduate Study Room is a space that provides an area for conducting independent study and research. The following guidelines are provided in order to create a respectful and safe environment. Violations of any of the guidelines will be grounds for review and potential withdrawal of room access.

The assignment period is September 1 – July 31.  Locker occupants will be notifed near the end of the assignment period that they must remove their items. If the occupant has not complied by the first of August, any personal property left in the locker will be removed and held until August 31.

  • Access to the graduate study room is for assigned students only. University of Iowa access cards are not transferrable and guests are not allowed.
  • Desk spaces are not assigned and may not be claimed. Items should be removed from desk areas daily. You may not store books and other items if you do not have a locker.
  • Coffee pots, hot places, electric heats and other equipment of this nature are prohibited and subject to removal (fire regulations).
  • Food and drink.  Please use spill-proof containers or twist/pull-top bottles.  Food should be removed from the room when the occupant leaves.
  • Walls and windows are to be kept free of any postings, artwork, etc. Library staff must be able to see inside the room when closing the building and during emergencies and inspections.
  • Although the study room is normally secure, leaving lockers open and personal property out is done at the student’s risk.
  • Please notify the Administration Office (335-5867) of any problems (lights not working, leaks, etc.).

Locker-Specific Guidelines:

  1. All library materials kept in a locker must be checked out to the user. Materials that have not been propertly checked out are, for all practical purposes, considered lost.
  2. The library-provided padlock must be used on the assigned locker. Other padlocks will be removed and the occupant will not be compensated.
  3. Locker screens are to be kept free of blockage so that library staff can see inside the locker.
  4. The occupant will be charged $15 for lost or missing padlocks.

August 2014